Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1052175

Date first listed: 08-Dec-1955



Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF SAINT GILES
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell (District Authority)

Parish: Wigginton

National Grid Reference: SP 39077 33282


WIGGINTON MAIN STREET SP3833 (North side) 11/115 Church of Saint Giles 08/12/55 - I Parish Church. C13: nave, north aisle, south aisle. C14 chancel. Late C14/C15: west tower, porch, clerestory. 1870 restoration of chancel and south aisle by William White. 1886 restoration of nave and north aisle by J.L. Pearson. Regular coursed ironstone rubble. Plain tile/lead roof. Chancel, nave, north aisle, south aisle, west tower, north west porch. Chancel has 2-light Curvilinear windows some with hood moulds and head stops. 2 western most side windows have dropped sills. Blocked 2-centred arched doorway to north side. North and south aisles: Mainly triplets of lancets; pointed arched door to south side, 2-light Perpendicular windows to clerestory. West tower of 3 stages: 2-light Perpendicular windows to 1st stage and bell tower. String courses to 1st and 2nd stages. Pointed arched doorway with chamfered jambs to south. Sundial on south wall. 2 diagonal buttresses. Porch in unusual position in angle between tower and north aisle. Clerestory and tower both crenellated. Chancel and porch have stone copings and ridge tiles. Interior: Chancel has piscina with ball flower decoration, stone seat with elaborate crocketed ogee canopy to south west; tomb recesses to north and south walls. Nave: 3-bay nave arcades have double chamfered arches. Round piers to north, octagonal to south. Perpendicular nave and north aisle roofs have ornamental bosses. Corbels to nave roof have carved head decoration. Steps to rood loft to left of pulpit. Piscina to south wall of south aisle. Monuments: 2 early C14 stone effigies in chancel. Recumbent knight on north side, a recumbent man with two small female figures to south. Stained glass: 2 chancel north windows have fragmentary C14 foliage designs in tracery lights. South window has C14 figures of a dragon and lion's face. East window by A.L. Moore 1909. Fittings: 2 Perpendicular bench ends in north aisle; C19 font with curious moulding. (V.C.H. : Oxfordshire, Vol IX, pp.168-9; Buildings of England : Oxfordshire, 1974, pp.841-2).

Listing NGR: SP3907233283


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 361477

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 841-2
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1969), 168-9

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